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High Decibels, The / Hd
Album:Hd Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:High Decibels, The Added:08/2008
Label:Rolling Jack 

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Add Date:2008-09-14 Pull Date:2008-11-16 Charts:Hip-Hop
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-09-08 
The High Decibels – HD
Reviewed by Sadie O., 9/4/08
Blues guitar and old-school-style Hip Hop – why didn’t someone think of that earlier? It’s a great combination! A couple of young guys from Oakland – I think when they get their flows just a bit smoother they’re gonna blow some minds – musically they’re already unusual and highly listenable and dude straight-up shreds that guitar!
A few scattered and muffled FCCs (they seem to have blanked some others out pretty well) – tracks 3, 7 and 12 are iffy. I like 1, 2, 6, 9, 11 best.
1. 2:45 ***slow makossa-style funk with bluesy guitar, scratching. Great music, fairly mundane lyrics about a sexy girl.
2. 2:47 ***midtempo bluesy funk. Blues guitar and scratching go together like chicken ‘n’ grits.
3. 3:22 FCC (fairly muffled) “dis shit” **acoustic country blues guitar
4. 3:08 **midtempo funk strut, dance beat.
5. 2:34 **uptempo blues rock, high-speed rap.
6. 2:45 ***downtempo slide blues guitar & scratching (little else) – the rapping could be a bit more in synch, but I love the music.
7. 2:57 (might be a couple FCCs, but hard to tell) ***downtempo hand claps and muffled hard rock blues guitar
8. 2:38 **acoustic, rather folky guitar. Kinda… pretty! Strong lyrics, though.
9. 3:02 ***slide blues guitar.
10. 2:21 **acoustic guitar (reminds me of Pete Townsend!), odd electronic clicking beat. Unusual!
11. 2:37 ***fuzz guitar and bits of soulful female vocals, positive lyrics.
12. 1:50 FCC: “shit out metaphors” **sound of scratchy record, then SLOW country blues guitar, upful lyrics.


Track Listing
1.Miss Cindy 7.Home Run Hitters
2.That Dude 8.No Peace In The Streets
3.Crash With No Cushion 9.A Word I Said
4.Who Knew Duke 10.The Great Must Last
5.Duke Gonna Get Em 11.Prophesy
6.Eye Of The Storm 12.Bossman Blues